Hi, my dear readers! Sorry for not posting regularly, but recent exciting changes in our life take up most of my time and energy :) I will talk about it a bit later… For now let me share my excitement about my first animation project!!! Yay! :)
Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony;
He stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.
As you can see from the video, I worked with Eflashapps and their animation team on creating this cute little video for a very famous nursery rhyme Yankee Doodle. I was familiar with this song and always liked the melody, so I became very excited to create a storyboard and character design to illustrate this fun kids song.
Here is my sketch of the scene where Yankee Doodle dances with the Girl.
And here is the final colored art for character design in vector format:
I surely did have a lot of fun with this little animation. I hope you and your kids will enjoy watching and singing along to this video.
I’d love to know what you think about my first try in animation genre :) Please let me know in the comments!
Another wonderful use of my vector image that I found on Google Images search! These are a set of wedding invitations: invites, envelopes and RSVP cards designed by talented graphic designer Lindsay Johnson of San Diego, California using my little peacock feather vector element. She even made a seamless pattern out of my feather to go on the inside of the envelope and as a border on RSVP. Very nice!
I hope Bride and Groom had a wonderful wedding day! :)
I have recently composed a collection of books that have one of my vector seamless pattern designs on their cover. As my patterns are sold via microstock websites, I do not always get to see my patterns in use, but whenever I find my design on a product, it makes me happy. So here they are:
The book Clinical and regulatory Protocols (PCR): access to health network, published by Elsevier in 2012 in Brasil.
Large Print Word Puzzles book by George Bredehorn, publisher Puzzlewright, It is coming out in June 2013. Available on Amazon.
Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!
Book by Kate E. Reynolds. Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub, came out in July 2012.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover this little video on Facebook yesterday!!! :) It shows a cute little girl looking at illustrations in my Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star book and singing the Twinkle song. ADORABLE!!!
For those who don’t know yet, I illustrated this book a while ago. It was published by Flowerpot Press and it has just come out for sale in United States. So happy to see such a great feedback from this adorable reader… and singer ;) I believe this is the best kind of feedback you can get!
Many thanks to little girl’s Mom, Meredith, for sharing this video with us. And a special thanks to my dear friend, Jessica, who has purchased my book on Amazon as a gift for her sweet niece, the star of this video! Meredith emailed me that Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star book is her daughter’s new favorite. She wrote:
“My littlest one took the book to bed with her and she brought it to me first thing this morning to read.”
How adorable is that!? :) This makes me really happy!